They are brave under the impact of criticism for poor word choice.
The Brave, along with the dubious placement of tomahawk on his statement, responded to MLB’s decision to move the 2021 All-Star game and draft MLB from Atlanta amid a controversial new voting rights law in the state of Georgia.
The statement reads:
The Atlanta Braves are deeply disappointed with Major League Baseball’s decision to move their 2021 All-Star game.
It was neither our decision nor our recommendation and we are sad that fans will not be able to see this event in our city. The Braves organization will continue to emphasize the importance of equal voting opportunities and we hoped that our city would use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion. Our city has always been known as unique in divided times and we will miss the opportunity to address issues that are important to our community.
Unfortunately, companies, employees and fans in Georgia are victims of this decision.
We will continue to support inherited community projects that are planned and ongoing.
MLB says it has discussed the decision to move the game from Atlanta with former and current players and clubs to make the decision, ultimately feeling that the new election law applicable in Georgia is something the league simply cannot support.
Although the Brave are trying to put the blame on MLB, perhaps a more intelligent discourse than just, “They’re guilty!” and pointing the finger should be neat when discussing controversial voter law. Twitter, unfortunately, is not a space for nuances.
Anyway, others felt the same, and the tone-deaf and weak response of the MLB organization to the move to the All-Star game on Friday received a great deal of heat from fans, writers and others.
Georgia had a choice and took the one that removes full citizenship from black Georgians.
Moving a baseball game is really a small potato compared to that.
You will live and prosper. In contrast, many Black Georgians will not have a voice in government.
– stephen matlock (@stephenmatlock) April 2, 2021
The TIL team can only address issues that are important to their community during the All-Star weekend at their stadium
– Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 2, 2021
Go talk to the representatives of your country, this is their mistake.
– igBigRob8409316⚾️🏒⚜️ (@ Rob8409316) April 2, 2021
A very embarrassing statement. Very disappointed that I support this team today.
– Robert VanGundy (@ravangundy) April 2, 2021
The brave who take L even on days off, mmaooooo, do better GA
– Michael (@BroadStBettor) April 2, 2021
Are you more frustrated with the cancellation of the game or that people are suppressing votes? choose one. you can’t do both.
– Erin Leahy 🗽 (@ evml07) April 2, 2021
The brave say that “companies, employees and fans in Georgia are victims of this decision.”
Yes, that’s right – business / fans in another city will benefit too. This is how economic boycotts work. Now maybe ATL business / fans will mobilize against the voting law in Georgia. That’s the whole point. https://t.co/CoX57aJj4U
– Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 2, 2021
“No one gives like @% t what Cobb Country Braves have to say”
– Political organizer in Georgia after I shared this tweet from the team https://t.co/Hxmc5u50Q9
– dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) April 2, 2021